By Laura Zigman

Carson Kressley on the power of color

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Sure, one of the best ways to escape the cold grey winter is to literally escape the cold grey winter by going somewhere else, but most of us are stuck where we are until the spring solstice arrives. While we can’t change the weather (or the climate), we can change our clothes -- and, specifically, the colors we choose to wear which actually can have a positive effect on mood.

So take a quick lesson from style expert and professional mood tszujer* (*tweaker) Carson Kressley (of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Dancing With The Stars” fame) with these quick tips.


Carson Kressley’s 3 Simple Ways to Add Color Every Day

“Start small with a bright scarf, belt, or earrings, or go for a bolder-than-usual shade of lipstick or nail polish. If you’re ready for more of a challenge, try these 3 easy tips for getting into the color-wearing-habit:

  1. Pinterest your closet: Next time you’re flipping through your favorite fashion magazine, clip outfits and pieces in colors you love, and pin them to a small “inspiration board” inside your closet.

  2. Pretend you work at The Gap: You don’t have to fold and organize your clothes as much as I do, but sorting your clothes by type (tops, pants, sweaters, skirts, jackets) and then by color will make it easier to make psychologically-healthy color choices every day.

  3. Don’t be afraid to look like a big bag of Skittles: ‘Color-blocking’ is the fancy fashion term for mixing solid pieces in different colors, which will be very easy with your newly retail-store-inspired organized wardrobe.”

For more tips about “The Power of Color,” watch:

(For more Carson, go here to learn about “Happier Makeover” and “Confident Style.”)

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